Your #Aphorism of the Day: we think in generalities…

We think in generalities, but we live in detail. Alfred North Whitehead Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

Your #Aphorism of the Day: science diminishes our pride…

Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride. Claude Bernard Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

Your #Aphorism of the Day: the fate of truth…

It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. Thomas Henry Huxley Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

Your #Aphorism of the Day: the business of novelists is…

The business of the novelist is not to chronicle great events but to make small ones interesting. Arthur Schopenhauer Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

They’re bringing genre back! With another #genrecagefight

Get your calendar ready… Last month, I attended a literary cage fight hosted by Sophie Hamley at Shearer’s Bookshop in Leichhardt called “When Genres Attack!”. It was an inspiring evening of intellectual and insightful debate that prompted me to ask my readers whether genre should actually mean something to them …

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Your #Aphorism of the Day: democracy prefers obscure language…

In regard to language, democratic nations prefer obscurity to labor. Alexis de Tocqueville Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

Your #Aphorism of the Day: words blur what they don’t make clear…

Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make more clear. Joseph Joubert Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.